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Posted: February 5, 2015 By Mitch Frank
Last week, Adam and Dianna Lee signed a deal selling Siduri, which produces 20,000 cases of California Pinot Noir a year, and Novy, a 5,000-case brand, to Jackson Family Wines—which owns more than two dozen wineries. Neither side will talk price, but based on other recent deals, we're talking tens of millions of dollars.
Some days, it feels like there are no small wineries left in California. Of course that's not true, but I'm often editing news of a larger wine company swallowing a smaller one.
Posted: February 4, 2015 By Tim Fish
Wait a minute. What's that clear, soggy stuff falling from the sky?
Winemakers and grapegrowers might ask that question on Thursday when the first major rainstorm since Christmas is expected to hit Northern California.
Posted: February 2, 2015 By Mitch Frank
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Posted: January 29, 2015 By James Laube
WineSpectator.com members: Read James Laube's scores and tasting notes for 19 vintages of Groth Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve.
Posted: January 28, 2015 By Tim Fish
When Jake and Scot Bilbro took over Limerick Lane winery and vineyard in 2011, it seemed an ideal match. The estate has a rich history of producing outstanding Zinfandel, and the brothers Bilbro grew up in the Sonoma County wine business with their dad, Chris Bilbro, at Marietta Cellars.
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Posted: January 14, 2015 By Tim Fish
Here are a few of the things I'm looking forward to in 2015, including eating more foie gras and drinking more Merlot and Zindandel.
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